Have you ever been in a situation with someone where you completely disagreed with what they are doing and it gets you all fired up inside but you don’t know what to do about it?
(note: I am not talking about anything specific in this post, and have tried to make this post as generalized as possible.)
I am almost 100% positive that you have. And it’s a tough spot to be in!
This has happened to me in the past and I get so torn on what to do. Confront people? Cover my eyes and ears and pretend I don’t notice? Tell them that I don’t agree with what they are doing? Because really they should be making those decisions themselves. (I am referring to people over the age of 18 in general). And if they don’t care about themselves and are putting themselves or others into harm’s way or just making bad decisions knowingly, is it really any of my business? This is where it gets tricky.
My sister and I discussed this one time and she said she felt like it was like watching someone about to walk out in front of a Mac truck who didn’t see it coming, but she did and couldn’t warn them. I loved her perspective on that, but it doesn’t make it any easier to deal with these situations arise.
Which leads me to this question: Why is it that some people seem to have no measurement for what is right and what is wrong? And what makes them choose “wrong” (by society’s standards) and how can they knowingly do something that is wrong, but yet think it’s ok? At what point does it become your business? I try not to care about what others think of me and the decisions I make, so why do I feel like sometimes I am caring too much about the decisions that other people are making?
What would you/have you done in these types of situations?
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